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Gardens for Wildlife, together with its partner organisations, can help you to create and enjoy a wildlife-friendly habitat in your garden and provide simple practical advice for environment-friendly and cost effective gardens.

What is biodiversity?

Biodiversity refers to the great variety of living organisms; it includes diversity within species, between species and also the diversity of the places where they live (habitat).


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Creating a Wildlife Garden

Advice on how to create garden that attracts a diversity of native species

Habitat Modules

To inspire you with creating a garden here are some ‘habitat modules' for four different types of conditions that may occur in your garden.

Species Galleries

Use the gallery to identify and learn more about wildlife you might encounter in your garden.

Avoiding weeds and garden escapes

Weeds are plants growing in the wrong place. They are a significant economic and conservation problem and are a major threat to loss of wildlife habitat and biodiversity.

How to have a sustainable and environment-friendly garden

There are many benefits to adopting sustainable practices in your garden. Benefits include making it low maintenance, reducing the need for watering, eliminating the need for artificial fertilisers or chemicals and reducing the need to mow lawns. Garden rubbish and food scraps that go to landfill could instead go into a compost to create food for your garden soil.

Productive food garden with wildlife

Your garden can be a safe haven for wildlife while still growing food in a sustainable way. There are benefits to encouraging wildlife, such as birds, frogs, lizards, bandicoots and many types of insects to your productive food garden. They provide natural pest control and increase pollination leading to better fruit/flower set and production.